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MGM Resorts International

Energy Performance

Goal

20%

Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2020

Commitment

79

Million Square Feet

Background

MGM Resorts International (MGM Resorts) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands. Committed to being a global leader in sustainability, MGM Resorts is focused on operating a smarter, more efficient company that significantly reduces environmental impact and brings value to communities and shareholders.

MGM Resorts has been working with Department of Energy (DOE) since 2008 when the company joined the steering committee of the Better Buildings Alliance (BBA), formerly known as the Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance. MGM Resorts seized the opportunity to help promote energy efficient technologies and practices as they relate to the Hospitality sector. MGM firmly believes in the committee’s ability to share best practices, influence supply chain, and shape the future of research & development in the commercial setting.

In 2006, MGM Resorts formed the Energy and Environmental Services Division which is now the Corporate Sustainability Division (CSD), responsible for the implementation of sustainability strategies throughout the organization focused on decreasing the company’s environmental impact. In the past five years, MGM Resorts has saved over 2.5 billion gallons of water, 420 million kWh of energy and increased the recycling rate by 355%. As MGM Resorts continues to strive for innovative solutions that drive its efforts in resource management, operational efficiency, and stakeholder engagement, the Better Buildings program has proven to be of considerable benefit.

As a further commitment of MGM Resorts’ partnership with DOE, the company participates extensively within the Lighting & Electrical subcommittee and has noted great program advances from the results. In 2013, MGM Resorts’ Executive Director of Sustainable Facilities accepted the role of steering committee co-chair for the BBA’s Commercial Real Estate & Hospitality sector. It is this longstanding relationship, along with the company’s continued determination to better understand energy usage in mixed-use commercial buildings, that has led MGM Resorts to elevate the company’s commitment to the next step; the Better Buildings Challenge.

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